First batch of the year. I was skeptical of a substitution I had to make. As the beer matures, it tastes closer to previous batches. Still a favorite recipe.
I spent my afternoon at a local favorite, Saints Row, with many of my dearest friends, some vaccinated and all being very diligent on masks and distances. One of the best days in a while. Looking forward to more.
Breaking in these spectacular tile coasters my good friend Carl sent me as part of our collaboration, Open Access Ninja: The Brew of Law. These things are legitimately massive.
Worked on my brewing schedule today. Probably a little aggressive on the first few batches of Open Access Ninja but I would rather start ambitious and slow down as needed than the opposite. All the same, excited for my next brew day.
I very much enjoyed catching up with my very good friend, Kenny Borkmann, at Brookeville Beer Farm the other day. Great beer, great stories, and great advice.
If I enjoy learning, this totally counts as relaxing.
Raising a birthday beer to family and friends who, though distant, are very much in mind and heart. Feeling grateful to all who have remarked on the day. Looking forward to what my forty-ninth year will bring.
Wishing all of my loved ones and dear friends holiday cheer and best wishes for the new year.
Starting my long weekend after a good yet demanding ramp up since I was promoted right before Thanksgiving to director of engineering for my department at my day job.
So proud of this beer. I love this ongoing collaboration with the Brookeville Beer Farm.